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Bear Big Bear was a devoted Cree chief who sought to unite his followers in a
political resistance during the North West Rebellion but lost out to extremists.
and Wife Poundmaker, a powerful Cree chieftain who tried restrain Cree attacks on
the whites during the North West Rebellion but was subsequently arrested and imprisoned,
and his wife.
|Canada Claimed For France Jacques Cartier, claiming Canada for France at Gaspé in 1534, in a
Montreal newspaper rendition done in 1908.
Salle at the Humber Robert Cavalier de La Salle, French fur-trade explorer, at the
mouth of the Humber River, future site of Toronto, Ontario, 1681. By G.A. Reid
Salle at the Mississippi Robert Cavalier de La Salle at the mouth of the
Mississippi River in 1682, having traced the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico and adding
enormously to the French empire. By J.N. Marchland
Kelsey An imaginative reconstruction of young Henry Kelsey first encountering
buffalo on the Plains, 1691, exploring for the Hudson's Bay Company.
and Jolliet Father Marquette and Jolliet on the Mississippi, exploring toward the
on the St. Lawrence A rather mythical view of Jacques Cartier on the St. Lawrence
River and an encounter with the St. Lawrence Valley Iroquois in 1535. An engraving by
Expedition Frontenac expedition against the Iroquois, 1695.
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